MIAMI and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NETTALK.COM INC. ("netTALK") (OTC:NTLK) announced that it received a United States Patent Office ("USPTO") Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate ("EPRC") for netTALK's U.S. Patent Number 8,243,722 (the "'722 Patent"), which is owned by netTALK. The EPRC signifies the termination of the reexamination. All three claims of the '722 Patent survived the reexamination proceeding.
netTALK sued magicJack VocalTec, Ltd. ("magicJack") (Nasdaq:CALL) and other defendants on September 21, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for infringement of the '722 Patent. That case was stayed pending the outcome of the reexamination. The District Court has lifted its stay order to allow the infringement litigation to proceed. The case is currently scheduled for trial.
According to Anastasios "Takis" Kyriakides, Chief Executive Officer of netTALK, "We are very pleased, although not surprised, that the USPTO terminated the reexamination of the '722 Patent, and are even more pleased that our case against magicJack and the other defendants can now proceed. We intend to vigorously pursue this litigation, in which we are seeking, amongst other things, substantial monetary damages and an injunction prohibiting the future sale of the magicJack Plus and magicJack Plus 2014 devices. Clearly, with that level of materiality to the Company, this is a top priority for us now and going forward."
netTALK was represented in the reexamination by Joseph R. Englander, Esq. and Daniel J. Barsky, Esq. of Shutts & Bowen LLP.
Case # 9:2012cv81022
Court: Florida Southern District Court
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